Raspberry Pi Has More Memory for the Same Price

The tiny Raspberry Pi mini PC got a major performance boost today, thanks to a RAM upgrade. The super-inexpensive computer now has 512MB of RAM instead of 256MB – at the same $35 price. And with the initial shipping hiccups behind them, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its distributors are proving to be pretty flexible: any Model B orders that haven’t been fulfilled are being automatically upgraded from the 256MB version to the new 512MB computer.

The Raspberry Pi Model B Linux-Based Mini Computer

The Raspberry Pi is a super-small computer. The Foundation gives priority to the system’s price over its performance, which means that it’s likely to remain affordable, but that upgrades are done slowly and with a lot of consideration. It also means that super-charged models are out of the question, at least for now. The computer comes without a case, though third-party cases are available.

So far, the Raspberry folks seem to be pretty on top of caring for their customers. Automatically upgrading orders is a nice move, and so is having a firmware upgrade available on the day those computers land on customer doorsteps.